Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays, Elephant’s Child has been putting up a selection of six (or twelve) words which is called “Words for Wednesday”.
She had taken over this meme from Delores, who is gradually retiring from the blogging world.

This month the meme is hosted by Jacqueline who writes at Randomosity.

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.   

Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  I would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme.  
 If you are posting on your own blog - let us know, so that all other participants can come along and applaud.
I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story.

It’s a fun challenge…why not join in?

This week's words are:

1. gentle
2. dreamers
3. stumbled
4. solidarity
5. undone
6. comfort

also this photo:
 I haven't thought of any way to use the photo, and I'm not continuing with last week's story. Not yet, anyway. There is a half written chapter.....

Here is my story:

The Fairy children, those sweet, gentle, dreamers responsible for the creation of butterflies, wildflowers and rainbows, stumbled against each other as they were rudely shoved along the dank, dark passage leading into the Wicked Gnomes city. 
Once there, the rough gnomes tried to separate them for individual interrogation, but in a show of solidarity, the children held hands and grouped tightly together to comfort each other.
The King of the Wicked Gnomes rose from his throne and faced the children. His voice thundered as he spoke. "One of you, perhaps more, has been cheeky enough to wreath my city with wildflowers in rainbow colours. I demand this spell be undone immediately! We are fierce and wicked gnomes, we do not have pretties!"


  1. Wonderful post! I love it:)

  2. Love it. And hope the solidarity remains until the gnomes decide that pretties are good. Pretties are very good.

  3. Poor wicked gnomes don't like a pretties display.

  4. Someone amongst the fairy children is full of mischief, lol. Let us hope the gnomes learn to like pretties....

  5. Ahhh...that's a lovely tale. Here's mine...not quite as gentle as it perhaps should have been. :)

    "In the COMFORT of each others' arms they’d become GENTLE DREAMERS. The SOLIDARITY Tim and Kate formed during the years they’d shared came UNDONE by one thoughtless, unplanned mistake. They STUMBLED, and then like Humpty-Dumpty they fell, shattering their lives and relationship into minute pieces."

  6. Ira Karchenko; welcome to drifting and thank you.

    Elephant's Child; the poor gnomes are trying so hard to be fierce and feared. Personally, I don't think they stand a chance.

    Merle; they will eventually, the children will wear them down.

    Jaquelineand; the fairy children are very persistent and they outnumber the gnomes.

    Lee; oh no! one mistake to undo years of togetherness. That's sad.
    Did you also post this at Randomosity? Jacqueline is the host for the words ths month.

    1. No, I haven't, River...not yet, anyway.

  7. That's a lovely one..,you are good to get those words into a small area..

  8. HA! You really came up with a cute story this time.

    Something about that picture tugs at my heart. It reminds me of when I had to take our very sick old dog, and later, an equally sick old cat, to the vet to be put to sleep. So necessary, so but so very difficult to say good-bye. (I'm kinda glad you didn't write about the picture. It probably would have made me cry.)

    Happy weekend!

  9. Hi River,

    A clash of ideals in that magical world. Gnome is where the heart is :)